REHVA, eu.bac and smartEn represent the various solution providers that can enable the digitalisation of the EU building stock, representing a challenge and an opportunity that should be grasped through the implementation of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
The session will discuss regulatory and policy aspects, such as the role of EPB standards and the Smart Readiness Indicator, digitalization in buildings, performance monitoring and the role of smart buildings in the flexible energy system.
The session will also target how to boost investor confidence in smart buildings for ensuring the needed financing to reach the goal of a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.
In particular, the organisers aim at highlighting that building automation, ITC based solution and smart devices in smart buildings:
- Enable and facilitate the assessment of actual building performance, transparently calculated based on EPB standards, to provide evidence for investors that the predicted performance is actually delivered in operation, thus creating trust and minimising financial risk;
- Are a precondition to make buildings flexible in response to external signals. The demand-side flexibility of buildings is a key feature whose value must be acknowledged and supported to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 in a cost-effective way;
- Deliver energy savings and reduce CO2 consumption in a cost-effective way, playing a key role to achieve, at the same time, comfort/health of the occupants and decarbonization of the building sector.
Our session is addressed to all stakeholders dealing with the revised EPBD: national policy makers following the transposition of the directive, industry representatives, building sector stakeholders, investors and financial sector representatives.